Local News

2 arrested after gun pointing

On Saturday at approximately 4:15 p.m., it was reported to the Lafayette Police Department that two suspects riding in a vehicle had pointed a handgun at the victim traveling in traffic in the 4200 block of Ambassador Caffery Parkway.

Police arrest 6 for driving intoxicated

During the course of the operation 536 vehicles passed through the checkpoint located in the 3900 block of West Congress Street. Of those vehicles, 15 drivers were stopped for secondary testing.

1 injured in overnight stabbing

On Friday at approximately 1:30 a.m., Lafayette police responded to an area hospital regarding a stabbing victim.

Cause of death released in doctor's death

The cause of death for Dr. Robert Chastant of New Iberia has been identified. Officials say the orthodontist's death was caused by blunt force injuries to the neck and head.

3 alleged purse thieves caught

On Wednesday at approximately 10:30 p.m., two 16-year-old female victims were walking near the entrance of a business in the 4400 block of Ambassador Caffery, when they were approached by three people.

Authorities arrest alleged Dollar General robber

On Wednesday at approximately 7:30 p.m., Lafayette police were called to the 4300 block of Moss Street regarding an armed robbery.

Death of doctor shocks community

The New Iberia and Acadiana area are still in shock as word spread of the death of Dr. Robert Chastant.

UL introduces new head football coach

It was an exciting day for the University of Louisiana-Lafayette community as a new head football coach was officially announced.

FBI, local authorities investigating possible hate crime

The FBI and Lafayette area law enforcement are seeking the public’s assistance in identifying the individual(s) responsible for the burning of a car at the Islamic Center of Lafayette.

Police looking for weekend gunman

On Friday at approximately 7:50 p.m., a disturbance was reported in the 100 block of Van Buren between several individuals.